Fr. James Walsh – Diocese of Santa Rosa

Fr. James Walsh

Diocese of Santa Rosa (San Francisco)

James Walsh Diocese of Santa Rosa Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1943

Died: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 1960s: St. Helena Catholic Church (St. Helena, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Walsh:

Father James Walsh was ordained a priest in 1943 for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Santa Rosa when it was established in 1962. He was assigned to the St. Helena Catholic Church in the 1960s and oversaw the opening of the St. Helena Catholic School.

According to media reports, Father Walsh’s name was included on a list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse released by the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 2019. According to this list, Fr. Walsh was accused in 2005 of sexual abuse that allegedly occurred in 1965 while serving at St. Helena Church. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

He died in 1993.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Santa Rosa now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Diocese of Santa Rosa, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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